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A molasses can is made up with a cylindrical base having a radius of 6 cm that is topped by a smaller cylindrical pouring spout with a radius 2 cm. When upright the top of the molasses is 14 cm above the base of the can but when turned over the top of the molasses is 19 1/3 cm above the base. Find the total height of the can in cm.

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A molasses can is made up with a cylindrical base having a radius of 6 cm that is topped by a smaller cylindrical pouring spout with a radius 2 cm. When upright the top of the molasses is 14 cm above the base of the can but when turned over the top of the molasses is 19 1/3 cm above the base. Find the total height of the can in cm.

 

Do you mean that when the can is turned over the top of the molasses is 19 1/3 cm BELOW the base?

Afterall, if the container is upside down then the base is at the top.

 

ALSO, what has the pouring spout to do with it?   When the container is upside down does the pouring spout fill up?  We would need to know how long the pouring spout is to accurately answer this question.

Melody  Dec 4, 2017

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